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  • Military aggression by China or Russia

    5 10.00%
  • Military aggression by the U.S

    1 2.00%
  • Expansion of world Socialism, abandonment of Capitalism

    11 22.00%
  • Expansion of world Capitalism, abandonment of Socialism

    0 0%
  • Financial meltdown or Loss of stability in Europe

    1 2.00%
  • Financial meltdown or Loss of stability in the U.S

    8 16.00%
  • Superpower status shifts to China or Russia

    4 8.00%
  • Superpower status of U.S. strengthens

    0 0%
  • Failure to implement global environmental policies

    9 18.00%
  • Complete implementation global environmental policies

    11 22.00%
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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    None, the greatest threat to mankind is an ever expansion of government which does nothing but steal, kill and lie.
    I agree because giving any government alot of power can make all our worst fears possible with just the push of a button.
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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    Quote Originally Posted by Resist the gov. View Post
    I agree because giving any government alot of power can make all our worst fears possible with just the push of a button.
    most possible threats are going to come from a government-directly or indirectly



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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    most possible threats are going to come from a government-directly or indirectly
    Exactly because there the ones in control.
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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    Unless there's another world war that goes uber nuclear, I can't see anything that really poses a threat to mankind as a whole.
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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    most possible threats are going to come from a government-directly or indirectly
    Disagree. As long as they're confined to governments, there are only 200 or so different actors we need to worry about. Any kid majoring in biology will be able to make unspeakably awful diseases in a decade or two. That's a lot more worrisome than anything North Korea might have up its sleeve.
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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    In the short term I worry about rogue states like North Korea or even terrorists getting hold of nuclear or biological weapons.
    In the medium-long term (say 100 to 200 years) I think there is going to be a series of nasty wars as natural resources such as coal and oil begin to dry up.
    In the very long term (millenia or longer) The world (and universe) around us is our greatest threat. Whether it's another dinosaur killer, a supervolcano, runaway climate change, or something else, there will eventually be some outside event that threatens humanity's existence.
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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    Some of the choices would have results that are equivalent to others. It depends on how global environmental policies are implemented but if done the way many nations speaking the recent UN Climate Summit are proposing, world capitalism would be abandoned in favor of socialism and the financial meltdown/instability in US and Western Europe would occur.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    It has to be the proliferation of nukes.


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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    The greatest threat? Affluence and apathy.

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    Re: Which event poses the greatest threat to mankind's future?

    Overpopulation

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